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Pierson Laxmen Key in Two Wins

Posted on 26 March 2014

The East Hampton boys lacrosse team, which features a handful of Pierson players, picked up wins in its first two games, following a 12-7 win over Longwood on March 18 with a 15-9 victory over North Babylon last Thursday, March 20.

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East Hampton Track Teams Hosts First-Ever Invitational

Posted on 26 March 2014

The East Hampton boys and girls track teams hosted the school’s first-ever invitational on Saturday, with several Pierson students posting standout results. Ian Barrett and Gavin O’Brien placed second and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash, with Barrett posting a time of 26 seconds flat. O’Brien finished right behind in 26.7 seconds.

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Lady Whalers Riding High into New Season

Posted on 19 March 2014

There’s a bright and confident aura surrounding the Pierson softball team as it heads into the spring season. And rightfully so.

The Lady Whalers have returned almost their entire lineup from last year’s team, which advanced to the New York State Class C Final Four before losing to eventual state champion, Frewsburg, in the semifinal round. The returning players include co-captains Kasey Gilbride, Emma Romeo and junior pitcher Sam Duchemin, all who have championship pedigree to spare and high hopes of overcoming last season’s semifinal loss.

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John de Poo

Posted on 14 March 2014

John de Poo, a wonderful, humorous, and kind man, died on Feb 20, 2014 in Key West, Florida. He was born on April 18, 1924, and was the son of Isabelle Anti de Poo and Dr. Julio de Poo – the founder of de Poo Hospital in Key West. His father and grandfather were both doctors who practiced originally in Havana, Cuba. He was a descendant of the poet Martina Pierra de Poo and explorer Fernando de Poo. John was proud that he had been able to swim in the warm waters of “Playa de Poo” in Asturias, Spain.

Hopes Run High for Pierson Baseball

Posted on 12 March 2014

There’s a banner hanging in the Pierson High School Gym that honors championship baseball teams from years past. It filled up last spring as the Whalers fell just two wins shy of a New York State Class C Championship, and if this year’s roster of returning players lives up to its potential, then the time to order a new banner has arrived.

McGowin Shooting for “High A” Ball

Posted on 12 March 2014

By Gavin Menu Pierson alum Kyle McGowin has spent the last three weeks working out in Tempe, Arizona at the spring training complex of the Los Angeles Angels, the Major League Baseball club that drafted McGowin in the fifth round of last year’s draft. McGowin, 22, on Tuesday said he would be in Tempe through [...]

Shared Program Between Pierson and East Hampton Strong This Spring

Posted on 12 March 2014

A large contingent of athletes from Pierson High School will make the daily trek down Route 114 for practice this spring as part of the shared athletic programs with East Hampton.

Bridgehampton Man Faces Murder Charges

Posted on 08 March 2014

Suffolk County Police arrested Brandon Davis, 19, of Bridgehampton on Friday and charged him with the murder of Taleik Bristel, of Medford. Davis faces charges of murder in the second degree, a felony. He will be arraigned Saturday morning at First District Court in Central Islip. According to police, the arrest comes after an investigation [...]

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The Hampton Library Announces HVAC Solution

Posted on 05 March 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Hampton Library has entered a contract with H2M Architects + Engineers to engineer a solution to fix the library’s geothermal water source heat pump systems—a heating and air conditioning system constructed as a part of the library’s $6 million expansion in 2009. The total cost of installing the geothermal [...]

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DEC Will Revise Mute Swan Proposal

Posted on 05 March 2014

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced it is considering changes to a draft mute swan management plan following public outcry over plans to kill or capture all mute swans in the state by 2025. According to DEC Commissioner Joe Martens, over the past five weeks, the DEC has received more than [...]

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